Post by Gemini on Nov 13, 2020 14:51:03 GMT -5
|The diminutive tomcat shifted uncomfortably, awaking wearily from a nap he'd decided to slip in. Harepaw's wood-umber iridescent vision averted between a few slumbering apprentices. He dubiously arose, extending all four appendages in a stretch. The infinitesimal tomcat was ravishing, exiting confidently from the Apprentice's den. He had been bewildered about what was currently going on, watching as warriors entered and exited camp. The young feline observed a hunting patrol coming back with minimal prey, seeming as it was becoming more scarce as Leafbare was catching up to Leaf-fall. The cold was unpleasant.|
Harepaw accumulated his thoughts, foundations ascending toward the Elders' Den in hopes to listen to a story. The feline hoped that he wasn't going to be lectured or have a story he's already listened to. The cocoa-beige Manx sauntered in an opposing direction, abruptly disinterested from visiting the Elders. The reasoning being, he wasn't prepared for any lectures or already heard stories, as that would quickly bore him. Harepaw commiserated, a frown crossing his countenance as he bounded absentmindedly around camp. The tom had a pep in his step, skipping around the campsite before an idea slipped into his mind.
Harepaw simpered, slipping toward the exit of camp when everyone had been doing their own thing. As soon as no one was paying attention, the young apprentice disappeared from the scene. As he trekked out of camp, a single golden leaf pirouetted down an invisible spiral of breeze, spinning through the air as it let itself be carried down. It shook slightly, as if it could have been whisked away any second by the grip of an frigid wind, but it kept floating down the twirling course. It blew past his face and landed lightly on the ground, the shiny, vibrant color standing out against the umber and bronzes beneath it. It was so delicate, he wanted to reach down and pick it up and hold it close to his heart, smoothing out any creases, but something told him that it belonged there, this corpse of what was once summer.
Harepaw trotted through skeletal trees, their branches so bare that he could have counted the leaves on each and every one as he passed by. The trees were skirted by pools of autumn gold and rust-colored leaves. When the wind blew the pools animated. Leaves took to the air in an elegant dance, pirouetting around the tree trunks to their own orchestral rustling. When the wind calmed, the dance ended and the leaves landed to form new pools that looked identical to the ones they were in before they started to frolic. Harepaw stepped upon a crisped leaf, listening to the brittle life crackling beneath his foundations. Such a pretty season, yet so sad and cold.
The tom found himself standing before water, at the shore of the Sparking Brook. Harepaw exhaled sheepishly, being a feline who struggled to swim. Harepaw was curious about fishing, though, he hadn't scrutinized any scaly creatures just yet. Harepaw extended his right frontal digit, dipping his toes into the numbing crystalline liquid. He shuddered, huffing through his nostrils. "That is not very warm," He cocked a nonexistent brow, pelage bristling, "How do cats even swim?!" He inquired in a caustic demeanor. He dallied a bit closer, placing both his paws in the shallow water, lowering his crown as his disambiguation lolled from his mandibles. The tomcat began lapping up the water hastily. He felt refreshed, picking his crania upright.
"I wonder...do cats need to learn to swim in order to hunt fish?" He questioned, wishing his mentor was around the answer the inquiry, "Or could I just stand here and hope I get one with my mouth or paws...?" Harepaw plopped down amongst his haunches, curious as to whether or not he could attempt to bring in a fish for the fresh kill pile.
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